The Union Budget presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed creating 100 new airports by 2024 to help growing air traffic under Centre’s UDAN scheme.

“Air traffic has been growing rapidly in the country as compared to global average. One hundred more airports will be developed by 2024 to support UDAN scheme. .. .” the finance minister said. The government’s UDAN scheme is aimed at making air travel affordable, improving regional connectivity and developing regional airports.